From Westerland to Villingen – the BMVI’s Electric Mobility Roadshow travels around Germany

The Electric Mobility Roadshow of the BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) has been travelling this year to over 30 cities and municipalities. Now the 2016 season is drawing to a close. Huge interest shown by citizens demonstrates that the sustainable transformation of the transport sector is a key theme in all regions of Germany.

From Sylt to the Alps, from Aachen to Potsdam, this year the Electric Mobility Roadshow has toured throughout Germany. The events were packed with many interesting discussions, stimulating questions and dynamic test drives.

The roadshow made many stops, particularly in the second half of the year - the information stand appeared in 14 locations in October and November alone.
Following the start in the far north at Climate City Day in Bremerhaven, in Hessen on 11 September there was a double bill: Hochschule Geisenheim University hosted an energy day with a focus on mobility, and alongside countless e-bikes and pedelec owners, the Electric mobility roadshow was also present at Hesse’s largest street festival “M-net Kinzigtal Total”, informing the athletic guests about new transport concepts at the electric mobility exhibition in Gelnhausen Roth. On 17 and 18 September motorised transport was the focus of attention at the car show in Dorfen. The roadshow showcased electric alternatives to combustion engines both here and at the same time at the Potsdam environmental festival. The key issue of the family energy day in Hambuch was hydrogen technologies and fuel cell drives. The event was organised in Hambuch by H2BZ KooperationsNetzwerk RLP.

October began for the roadshow at Hamburg’s Climate week. Here people could ‘experience’ electric mobility using a fuel cell drive – the CEP, in cooperation with Hyundai, made test drive vehicles available. On 8 October in Hettstedt and Darmstadt the roadshow informed interested citizens about electric drive systems with batteries and fuel cells. The highlight of the month of October was the roadshow stop at Alps week. A central issue of the Alps conference was sustainable mobility under special alpine conditions. There were many stimulating conversations, in particular with the participants of the LEADER conference. The subsequent Electric Mobility Day in Ulm on 14 October was equally informative. Many interesting and in-depth discussions with Ulm residents were had at the roadshow stand on the topic of electrified travel. As part of the Action day, Professor Tillmetz from the ZSW (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research) presented an Electric mobility starter set to the Mayor of Ulm, Gunter Czisch.

The conclusion of the roadshow season consists of three events in Baden Württemberg: NOW electric mobility experts are making presentations at the e-mobil BW workshops of “Location advantage of municipalities for electric mobility” in November in Villingen-Schwenningen, Fellbach and Biberach an der Riß. The first event of the series of workshops has already taken place in October in Karlsruhe.

In 2017 the roadshow will continue its tour. Planning for the coming year has already begun and municipal interest continues to be high. The mobility changeover remains exciting and the Electric Mobility Roadshow is at the heart of this phenomenon.